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Our 3rd Commandment for Green Building: Change Orders Are Nothing But Trouble

Posted by Michael Strong

May 2, 2011 12:51:00 PM

FAST FORWARD ANOTHER 10, 20, 50 YEARS to the state of green building and the average builder will be incorporating as many green building design techniques, construction methodologies, products and materials into their homes as the most cutting edge green builders are doing today.  In a short, a massive shift is underway whereby today’s standard construction techniques are fast becoming obsolete.  And I mean fast!

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Our 2nd Commandment for Green Building: Don’t Give Anything Away!

Posted by Michael Strong

Apr 19, 2011 12:55:00 PM

IN MY LAST BLOG, I PROPOSED THAT WHEN BUILDING GREEN we follow a variation of the 2400 year old Hippocratic Oath, primum non nocere (“above all else, do no harm”) as our 1st Commandment.  I reinterpreted that oath from a business perspective as “above all else, do not leave any money on the table building green”. 

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Our 1st Commandment of Green Building: Primum Non Nocere

Posted by Michael Strong

Mar 28, 2011 12:58:00 PM

I THINK SINCE YOU ONLY GET ONE FIRST COMMANDMENT it should be an important one and I believe some variation on the Hippocratic Oath of the 4th century BC is of such magnitude. You know, primum non nocere, “first, do no harm”. I guess back in the day when medicine was really in it’s infancy, Hippocrates, the father of western medicine got together with some other doctors and they agreed on some ground rules for the practice of medicine including one that essentially said, before we try to fix the patient, let’s at least agree we will not make things worse by harming him or her.

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Largest Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Energy Capital of World

Posted by Michael Strong

Dec 6, 2010 11:44:00 AM

HOUSTON. THE TOWN I LIVE IN. THE SELF PROCLAIMED ENERGY-CAPITAL OF THE WORLD is trying to reinvent itself as the Energy Savings Capital of the World. Our previous Mayor, Bill White, former Deputy Secretary of Energy under President Clinton made national headlines a few years ago for offering refuge to Louisiana victims of Hurricane Ike. Other less visible efforts during his administration and the current administration of Anise Parker will however will have far greater and long lasting impacts for Houston and Gulf Coast region.

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Green Homes Need to be Safe Homes

Posted by Michael Strong

Nov 11, 2010 10:52:00 AM

I JUST READ THE FOLLOWING STORY to the listeners of our radio program this past Saturday and I thought you would enjoy reading it yourself. It comes from Page Ivery, an Associated Press Writer reporting from Richburg, S.C.-

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